GLEANINGS (October 13, 2106):
- PENNSYLVANIA – The cross… dangerous to so many
- MORDIALLOC, Victoria – More Trinity Products
- UGANDA – Holocaust miracle
Is the cross dangerous?
Author Hope Flinchbaugh asks a challenging question…
Well… is the cross of Christ dangerous?
Vladimir Lenin thought so
In November 1917, when he seized power in Russia, Lenin’s soldiers climbed steeples and pinnacles of churches and tore down the cross and replaced it with the red star of the new soviet state. Clergy were denounced as enemies of Russia and summarily executed. (more…)
(September 14, 2016) Mark Ellis shares yet another good news report …
Jesus demonstrated he is the Son of God (and he is God) by performing powerful miracles throughout his ministry. I don’t know of any other religious figure that could walk on water, command the wind and the waves, heal people born blind, feed 5,000 with a few loaves and fishes, and raise the dead.
The miracles testified to Jesus’ authority, that he was the promised Messiah. The miracles fulfilled the prophecies about him in the Old Testament. He also healed because of his compassion and he healed in response to faith. (more…)
August 27, 2016 – Mark Ellis shares another reachout good news …
The ethnic Bhuiya are one of the most unreached people groups in India, with less than one-tenth of one percent of the tribe professing Christianity – until this year – when the gospel reached 35 of their villages, freeing many from the grip of the evil one. (more…)
- FRANCE – Hundreds saved at conference
- AUSTRALIA – Online assistance
- ILLINOIS – Sick of church?
- USA – YouTube touches teenagers’ hearts
Revival hits conference
Mark Ellis shares a good news report from troubled France
People from throughout Europe gathered at the Grande Conference in Nantes, France, held July 1 through 3. Hundreds of people attending surrendered their lives to Jesus as their Saviour and Lord, according to a CBN report.
The stated purpose was to call an increasingly secular Europe back to a true relationship with God.
The key motto of the conference was ‘mercy triumphs over judgment,’ an axiom that points to God’s power to bring transformational spiritual change to Europe. (more…)
Jessica Morris shares…
As someone who lives with depression, I’ve heard most of clinical talk that comes with the illness.
Stepping in and out of therapy for over a decade, depression and anxiety are something that I have carried all through my teenage years and into early adulthood. The result is that I have become acutely aware of how the church and religion perceive and react to the illness.
Mark Ellis, seasoned ASSIST senior correspondent, brings a great testimony:
It was a small miracle that Marie Cribbs made it to the evening service in May at Magnolia Church in Port Neches, Texas.
But that night God did an even greater miracle that will leave her a ‘walking witness’ for Jesus the rest of her life.
Marie had been confined to a wheelchair for four years – unable to walk – due to complications of diabetes, two bouts of breast cancer, and psoriatic arthritis. (more…)
Question: Why are most medical practitioners wary of Christians talking about faith and healing?
Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries Founder (http://www.assistnews.net), can answer this reader’s question positively and encouragingly.
The award winner journalist and author recently attended an outstanding conference in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital city, where some 240 WCDN (World Christian Doctors Network) doctors and medical professionals from 38 countries had gathered to discuss and explore whether miracles still happen today and, if they do, to provide and examine medical data to prove them. (more…)
Question: I often hear Christians emphatically refer to Jesus as their healer, even their GP. Can they be right?
Dr Bernard Shiu, well-known Geelong General Practitioner, responds:
General practitioners such as myself strive to practise a holistic approach. We take into consideration the biological, psychological and social factors relevant to the care of our patients.
Our duties are not limited to specific parts of our body, rather we tend to deal with multiple health and health related issues all at once.
And, as our patients may vary in age, sex, ethnic and educational background, we are trained to treat and communicate at an appropriate level suitable for the individual. (more…)